now, that is not all that uncommon. >> but not easy to do. >> reporter: not easy to do at all, absolutely. >> let's talk about former president clinton's advice to president obama, is he going to take it? >> reporter: i think he may. first of all, white house aides say the president has already taken a piece of that advice. to go out on the campaign trail and really talk about the choice between republican and democratic policies. now, it is true that the president clinton and the first lady are more popular than the president, but what white house aides say president obama is more popular than republicans. i have to say, they were intrigued by that last piece of advice, basically, give people permission to vote no in two years, just stay the course now. >> kind of, call the bluff and go ahead. >> reporter: absolutely. and the other thing they all agree on, go out and fight for the next six weeks. the president will not hunker down in the white house. >> he'll be out? >> reporter: absolutely. republicans want that, as well.